This paper provides an overview of what media students should know to successfully compete in today’s tapeless/HD professional work environment, which goes well beyond competency in industry standard editing programs. In today’s production and broadcasting environments, where most content is high definition video and which are in transition to tapeless workflows, media students who have an understanding of file-based digital media will have a clear advantage in the workplace. Further, media organizations are increasingly delivering files to on-demand Internet streaming outlets such as Netflix, social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook, and to low bandwidth mobile devices. Creating a streaming media experience for the consumer in this quickly changing environment requires capturing and encoding techniques for repurposing broadcast material for use on Internet-based media, knowledge of digital video compression technologies and familiarity with file delivery workflows.
|Keywords:||Media, Final Cut Pro, Computer Science, HD, High Definition, Editing, Technology, Tapeless Environment, Compression Rates, Streaming Outlets, Capturing, Encoding, File Delivery Workflows|
Professor, Media and Film, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA
Software Engineer, Technical Operations, HBO Home Box Office, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA